UNIT 2 SPORTS AWARDS HANDED OUT FOR BASKETBALL
Comets and Lady Comets basketball players and cheerleaders were honored Tuesday night during the annual winter sports awards. The evening also marked the final awards program for Athletic Director Larry Stewart who is retiring.
The boys basketball teams had a great year as the varsity finished 18-11, the JV 15-3, and the freshman 14-4. The varsity team tied a school record as twice they held opponents to zero points scored in a quarter. They also set a new school record for lowest defensive average of points allowed for the season at 45.7. Josh Patrick also established school records in 3-point attempts with 222 and 3-pointers made with 80. Patrick is an IBCA All-State Honorable Mention selection while Bryan Atchison was a Special Mention selection. Atchison was voted team MVP and led the squad in assists. He also enters the Comets Hall of Fame with 750 career points. Other season leaders were Kyle Dannaman, Free Throws and Jason Mollett, Rebounds. Mollett and Atchison were co-winners of the Defensive award.
The Lady Comets were 5-22 on the season but won the consolation trophy at the Riverton Tournament. Award winners were Jamie Hoag, Assists; Niqui Reinhard, Defensive; Ashley Shellman, Most Improved; and Monique Williams, Offensive, Rebounds, and Free Throws.
Cheerleaders honored included Kristin Lohman, Most Improved; Liz Todd, Spirit; Jasmine Braggs, Ms. Comet; and Lauren Brewer, MVP.
JAMES HUBERT CANTRILL
James Hubert Cantrill, 57 of Greenville, passed away Tuesday morning at his residence. Memorial services for 57 year-old James Hubert Cantrill will be held Thursday at 6PM at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Friends may call Thursday after 4PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions to the Shriner's Hospital.
ROTHA A. DOTHAGER
Rotha A. Dothager, age 91 of Greenville, passed away Monday, March 12, 2007 at 10:37 p.m. at the Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Greenville Free Methodist Church with Rev. Herbert H. Coates and Rev. Willard Frost officiating. Interment will follow in Noffsinger Cemetery. For those who desire, memorials may be made to the Greenville Free Methodist Church or the Pittsburg Free Methodist Church. Friends may call from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Donnell - Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.
Rotha Agnes Kern, the daughter of Lawrence Everett and Maude Benefiel Kern, was born on August 1, 1915 in Seminary Township, Fayette County. Her parents ran a grocery store in Pittsburg where she grew up. They later farmed and she attended the rural Fayette County Schools including Shiloh School. She graduated from Vandalia High School. Following her marriage they lived on the farm west of Pittsburg where she raised her family of eight children. Rotha and Alfred Louis Dothager were united in marriage on June 17, 1933 at the courthouse in Vandalia, They enjoyed over 58 years together before his death on March 19, 1992. She moved to Greenville in 1999.
Rotha is survived by seven of their eight children; Floyd (Bonnie) Dothager of Vine Grove, Kentucky, Ron (Judy) Dothager of Peoria, Carroll of rural Mulberry Grove, Alan of rural Mulberry Grove, Joyce Jolliff of Centralia, Jean, Mrs. Jim Roberts of St.Louis, and Kathy, Mrs. Tom Fuson of Peoria. She has 19 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 4 great great grand children. Also surviving are three of her 11 brothers and sisters: Marie Dothager of Greenville, Betty Mercer of Vandalia, and Eleanor Bearden of Girard. Rotha is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, their daughter Judy, Mrs. William Siebert, 4 grandchildren, brothers Earnest, Floyd, Lloyd, Dale, Bill, Calvin Kern and sisters; Edith Knebel, and Hazel Hall.
Rotha was a member of the Pittsburg Free Methodist Church for many years and now a member of the Greenville Free Methodist Church. Memorials to the Pittsburg Free Methodist Church or the Greenville Free Methodist Church.